Fore

Reading Laura Grevas’ story on a planned Prairie View Golf Links/Worthington Country Club study made me flash back to my first-ever visit to Worthington in March 2001. I pulled into what was then a poorly maintained parking lot at what’s now the Travelodge – eight years ago, it was the Expo Inn. I rested for a…
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A Friday Curse?

That’s what I’m beginning to think, anyway. That’s because on almost every Friday since Christmas – with the exception of maybe one – one of our two kids has been sick. It’s as if a whole week at daycare, which I’ve affectionately deemed "the germ factory," ultimately takes its toll right on the cusp of the…
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Socializing

The year after I graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton – 1989 – a funny little communication tool started becoming increasingly prevalent on campus. Everyone would dash off to the primary computer center on campus to send "campus mail" to each other. This, of course, was a precursor to e-mail, and I…
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The Plane

When I first heard that a commuter plane went down near Buffalo, N.Y., late Thursday, I wondered where exactly. That’s because I lived about half an hour southwest of Buffalo, in a small town called Silver Creek (population roughly 2,000) from March 1996 to January 1997. For about two years – from early ’95 to…
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An Introduction

Now that virtually the entire Daily Globe newsroom is blogging, it seems to be more than about time I get in the act, too. Today I introduce "Tales from the Chief," which I hope will complement our newspaper’s other blogs with new posts at least three times a week. My goal for this blog is to…
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